Shocking truths and perceptions about the Kenyan Judiciary


The Kenyan Judiciary continues to face a lot of criticism from angry Kenyans who feel that the arm of Government is underperfoming and seems to be paralyzed. Kenyans have given reasons that the alleged corruption within the Judiciary is what delays many Kenyans justice ince cases take so long to be ruled and as perceived by Kenyans, the rich always find favor whereas the poor face harsh judgement.

Shocking Truths

Rape ruling by Kenyan judge was once voted world’s worst verdict

As stated in the nation, “A Malindi High Court judge decision to set free a man convicted for defiling a 13-year-old arguing that the minor seemed willing to have sex with the man, has earned an international award as the world’s worst court decision for women’s rights in the past year.

On April 25, 2016, Justice Said Juma Chitembwe set aside a 20-year jail sentence that a magistrate court had handed to Martin Charo, 24, after convicting him of defiling the girl between December 2011 and January 2012 in Kilifi County.

The ruling was mentioned during the Gender Justice Uncovered Awards that recognises the best and worst court rulings on gender equality from all over the world.

The verdict by the Kenyan judge was voted the worst and awarded the Golden Bludgeon award by Women’s Link Worldwide, an international organisation of women in the legal fraternity. The State has since appealed against the ruling.”….

Although this is only one instance, Kenyans have questioned how many more cases could have turned out this way..

Corruption is a reality  in the Judiciary

Chief Justice David Maraga allegedly admitted that corruption is rife in the judiciary but has promised to tackle it head on. He is on record saying that the Judiciary has given its commitment to end judiciary both externally and from within.

“Judiciary is committed to end corruption and is counting on the cooperation from all the other government organs.”

“As we address the external cases of corruption, we must look inward and see if there are logs in our eyes,” he said

Kenyans perception of the Judiciary

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